$345,000 was given out to 14 Joplin area organizations from the Joplin Tornado First Responders.
"I think that this board has strived extremely hard to try to put funds out there that cover all aspects of the community and pride is a word you don't like to use, pride's not a good word to use, but there is a sense of pride," says Phil Stinnett of Joplin Tornado First Response Fund.
Among those receiving funding:
- Area Agency on Aging - $40,000 - delivery truck for Meals on Wheels
- Catholic Charities - $30,000 - help provide major appliances
- Joplin Family Worship - $50,000 - food and housing volunteers along with operating supplies
The full list is below.
From the City of Joplin:
On Monday, July 30, 2012, the Board of Trustees of the Joplin Tornado First Response Fund announced the recipients of the first round of funding to be awarded from this organization. Phil Stinnett, Chairman of the Fund's Board, made the announcements during a Press Conference held at Joplin City Hall.
A total of 34 applications were received from various charitable organizations and governmental entities. The Joplin Tornado First Response Fund was established to distribute donations made on behalf of the City of Joplin in the wake of the May 22, 2011 tornado. In April, 2012 the Board announced that applications were being accepted from charitable organizations and governmental entities whose proposed uses of the funds included providing relief to tornado victims; rebuilding and restoring infrastructure; and/or enhancing disaster preparedness through improved warning and safety measures.
Organizations receiving funds are listed below.
AGENCY FUNDING GRANT
GRANT NAME, TYPE, AWARD, USE
- Area Agency on Aging, Advance Payment, 40,000, Delivery Truck Purchase for Meals on Wheels
- Independent Living Center, Reimbursement, 8,000 Accessible alerting devices and emergency preparedness education to individuals with disabilities
- Freeman Health, Reimbursement, 11,000, 15-Foot Light Towers (2) for treatment during disasters
- Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Unknown, 20,000, Support for legal services to low income residents impacted by the tornado
- Economic Security, Reimbursement, 4,000, Playground equipment replacement at Head Start Facility
AGENCY FUNDING GRANT GRANT
NAME, TYPE, AWARD, USE
- Big Brothers Big Sisters, Unknown, 6,000, Program Expenses-child enrollment, volunteer recruitment, match process, match supervisors, match activities and year-end evaluations
- Catholic Charities, Reimbursement, 30,000, Provide major appliances for people affected by tornado
- St. Bernard Project/Rebuild Joplin, Advance Payment, $25,000 now & $25,000 in 3 months, 50,000, 1 Staff Member for Rebuilding effort; Tools & Materials for Rebuilding effort
- Arc of Ozarks, Reimbursement, 25,000, Land Acquisition, Construction, Developer Costs for 6 bedroom duplex for residents with disabilities
- Joplin Family Y, Reimbursement, 36,000, Staffing for after-school care for children with behavioral and emotional trauma as a result of the tornado
- Joplin Family Worship, Advance Payment, 50,000, Food and Housing of volunteers; Operating supplies for families needing assistance as a result of tornado
- Joplin Long-Term Recovery Committee, Reimbursement, 25,000, Furnishings, Appliances for people affected by the tornado
- Ozark Center, Reimbursement, 30,000, Anonymous disaster assistance Text and On-line Helpline for use by students affected by the tornado
- Community Support Services, Jasper County Sheltered Facilities, Reimbursement, 15,000, Residential Safe Room
GRAND TOTAL 350,000
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